Week 2021

Panel Discussion

“Conversation Choreography” Solveig Holte moderator

Within the framework of the research week, the Ph.D. candidates departing from choreography and dance, come together in a self-organized seminar together with an invited moderator. The seminar starts with a day closed session dedicated to interests and questions each fellow currently works with. The second day you are invited to a presentation and an open discussion lingering on the topics that came up during the first day.

The occasion is a possibility to specifically look upon the research of each fellow, across the years or stages of the respective projects. Where can our experiences feed into each other? Is there a specific knowledge that we share and build upon?

With: Dragana Bulut, Mette Edvardsen, Rosalind Goldberg, Solveig Styve Holte, Manuel Pelmus, Eszter Salamon


Moderator: André Eiermann

Work Group

Objective Enactive
This online lecture-demonstration unfolds the term ´Poetic Materiality´ within the context of designing and choreographing with Somatic Costumes. Through critiquing and applying the somatic practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, the poetics of philosopher Gaston Bachelard and the materiality of anthropologist Tim Ingold, this talk begins to map poetic and material agencies between bodies-costumes within the design-performance encounter.

Artist Talk

Objective Enactive

This talk will focus on the first outcome of Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, a tripartite site-specific, where I am pursuing a speculative exploration of the ecology of the city, between the urban and the biological, unfolding its layers and materiality of time. The talk will end in a conversation between fellow researchers and artists in the collaborative project Urban Ecologies, where Glitsch(ening) Ci(rculari)ty, is generated from.


Polyvocal Tongue The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.


TRANSPOSITIONS— JAR, Mette Edvardsen and modular diaries At the start, the idea for an artistic research conversation with Mette Edvardsen did not spring out of the topics shortlisted for the conference—hospitality, vulnerability and care—but a book that she had co-edited, and dropped in my shelf.

Panel Discussion

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Artistic Research

Any ethical framework must take account of the vulnerability of the human condition. This is significant in all creative endeavours – especially in artistic practice and the teaching of it – since the very act of creating something and putting it out into the world is an expression of vulnerability.